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How do I?

Monday, March 28, 2011

After a very emotional year, 2 surgeries, 4 1/2 months in casts, and gaining ALL of my weight back, how do I get the motivation to start again?

I AM: walking, getting enough sleep, trying to eat right including fruits and vegetables, logging on every day

I AM NOT: watching the amount I eat, watching the amount of soft drinks I consume, cutting out the "fast food" drive thrus, drinking enough water, doing cardio exercises

But, the point is, I know what I NEED to do and not do but, I just don't have the motivation to care any more! I have NO emotional support with dear hubby (whom I call the saboteur). Today I actually went into the refrigerator and threw out ALLLLL of the fast food leftovers (even the Chinese, yes, I said I threw out the Chinese!!!) This was a HUGE step for me!!

I ordered the chinese (because they deliver) and thought that it would be a healthy change this weekend when the grandkids were here rather than the same old pizza and mcdonald's that they always beg for. At least it had vegetables....but, geezzzz, the sodium about killed me! I am as blown up as a hot air balloon! Stop laughing....yeah, the picture it represents is funny, though! emoticon

I guess I am just venting and looking for excuses when I really just need to get off of my butt and DO something!! Maybe now that the worst is behind me (no pun intended there), my daughter's visit is over, the grandkids don't come back for another 2 weeks, I can get back to eating right...???!!!??? Well, here's to good intentions....

Stay tuned for the next episode of "Did I?".......
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  • MARY1313
    Baby steps my friend! You are doing some things good! logging on here every day, walking those things count too. Add one more baby step for the week. log EVERY bite you eat, and maybe it will shock you back into the realization of the calories you are taking in.

    3697 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon Sending support.
    3698 days ago
    We are all here for you. Small steps emoticon
    3698 days ago
    Oh, my look at all the good advice - we know what to do but sometimes doing it is so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3698 days ago
    I recommend two words: baby steps
    Look at what you are doing and focus there first. Take the focus off what you aren't doing. I repeat, take the focus off what you aren't doing and put it on what you are doing. You have to first change your programming to be positive and this is the first step.

    Next, take all of those negative statements about what you're not doing, and make a list of what you would like to do.

    I am not watching the amount I eat becomes: I will measure the food I eat

    I am not watching the amount of soft drinks I consume becomes: I will only consume one soft drink per day

    I am not cutting out the fast food drive thrus becomes: I will make healthier choices at fast food drive thrus and I will limit my visits to once a week.

    I am not drinking enough water becomes: I will drink at least 64 ounces of water per day

    I am not doing cardio exercises becomes: I will do 10 minutes of cardio exercises per day

    Currently you are walking (which is cardio), getting enough sleep, trying to eat right with fruits/veggies and logging every day. That's quite a bit already! What I would do is select one thing from the converted list above to add for the next couple of weeks. Remember, baby steps, right? Once you are doing that regularly too, then you can consider adding one more. After you do that regularly too you can add another etc. Just remember to keep your focus on the positive. If you slip up it's okay; just get right back with the program. I know you can do it!!!
    3698 days ago
    Hi hust wanted say remember why you wanted to do this in the first place and then write it down. You know what to do now just connect with why you want to do it. Hope it helps. emoticon
    3698 days ago
    emoticon You are doing it by admitting to yourself that you know what to do but are not doing it and now are going to take action emoticon You cleaned out all the junk which is a huge first step! emoticon emoticon

    Keep up the great work!
    3698 days ago
    Hello there! I saw your huddle note that you need support so I popped over to your page. I see that you know what you need to do but just can't find the motivation to do it. Boy, I've been there! The bottom line is, you are responsible for you ... you can make it happen! Take charge! Give yourself a pep talk. Make yourself a "to do" list of healthy actions for today (just worry about today, tomorrow will take care of itself ... sounds cliche, but it's true). Throwing out the "junk" food was a great start! Plan your menus and get on track ... log your food, eat your veggies and drink your water! Come on ... you know you want to do it! Shake off everything before right this minute and make a fresh start. Think positive ... better days are coming! Embrace them! emoticon
    3698 days ago
    Congrats on cleaning out the fridge! And on updating your blog! Two things! PLUS walking, sleeping right, eating fruits and veggies, and logging on daily.

    [lower voice] so i solemnly declare you are not sitting on your butt!

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    3698 days ago
    Hey darlin! {{{Hugs}}} Yes, you do know what to do and how to do it. You also know that this is your journey and it does not matter what hubby does only what you choose to do. We both know that we all need to vent once in a while and you may have the floor my dear because you haven't had an easy road as of late. I am glad to see you are back and that you are looking here for an ear and for your friends to stop by be here for you well, I am here for you and I am willing to listen when and if you need to vent some more. Now it is time for you to make the choices and getting rid of the Chinese was the first step now what is your next one? You can do this!

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    3698 days ago
    Don't let your family derail you from getting back to a healthier you! I know how hard it is when kids constantly want to eat McDonalds. But remember, they are kids and they will do what you tell them to, eventually.

    The next time you are feeling motivated, why not make some healthy meals you can freeze and cook later? That way on those tired days you've got something ready to go.

    You did it once before, you can do it again! And for the last time too! That's what I'm doing now. I'm done yo-yo'ing my way through life. Join my in the Last-Timers group and let's get healthy together!!
    3698 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    It's h.ard to say when good intentions turn into motivation and will power. Just keep working it day by day and step by step. I have one grandchild full time, 2 grandchildren every day, and right now, two grandchildren visiting for two weeks. I don't change my cooking. I have Chef BoyRDee in the cupboards and frozen foods in the freezer. If they don't like my nutritionally good-for-you meals, they can fix their own meals. I know what fruits and veggies they like so I try to stick to those
    3698 days ago
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